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The Context of the Occupational Therapy Workshops - "axis of work"

The Occupational Therapy Workshops together with the Day Treatment and the Out-patient for Therapy and Rehabilitation of Schizophrenia of the Psychiatric Clinic for Adults are one of the elements of so called "rehabilitation labour world" (drawing 7). They enable to create a varied therapeutic offer. From the proposal of the continuous treatment (either as an out-patient or in day treatment) through a stable participation in several-year program in the Workshops, to the occupation in the job club and the possibility to undertake an interim in a professional environment and "protected employment".
   Creating of "places of protected work" is linked to the practice to initiate within the community program of treatment and rehabilitation of schizophrenia non-governmental organizations which have as a goal the social and professional reintegrating of persons with a history of psychic crises. The first of this type of organizations was the Krakow Foundation "Hamlet". During almost ten years of its activities the Foundation has become an independent institution leading in the city many valuable and unique projects in the country.
In the project of "places of protected work" in the Coffee Shop "Miodowa 9" the Foundation works together with the Psychiatric Clinic for Adults which enables to employ single patients from the Day Treatment and from The Occupational Therapy Workshops and to organize for them the interim and professional training. Unfortunately the model solutions can serve only few. This problem is defined as a "narrow throat" of.. the rehabilitation structure through work.
This situation is the reason for preparing other projects with collaboration with the Families Association the "Mental Health" as well as with the Association for the Development of Care Community and Psychiatry.
   The new projects of places of protected work in the "shop" or the "boarding-house" are to be organized together with the municipal counsel of the city of Krakow.
For described here "labour world" the co-operation with a free market Commercial Company "Big-Fox" has a special significance; the company employs a group of patients who have completed a treatment in the Day Treatment or rehabilitation in the Workshops. We have to stress nevertheless that this kind of co-operation is very rare. After years of experience from the job club where the therapists accompanied patients in looking for a job in the labour market we can state with no doubt that the most of the undertaken efforts of professional integration of those suffering from schizophrenia is bound to be a failure or at least it is incredibly difficult.
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